2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Business Admin & Leadership (BAL)

BAL 303   Ethical Principles of Effective Businesses   3 Units

The principles of conducting ethical business practices will be discussed and explored. Students will investigate how business leaders make critical decisions and implement strategy while applying ethical principles that impact business performance.

BAL 306   Business Law   3 Units

Basics of business law and its application for business managers and leaders will be discussed extensively in this course. Students will explore American law with an emphasis on application of business law and related tort law concepts relevant to modern business practices, including the role of the courts and administrative process.

BAL 308   Human Resource Strategies and Applications   3 Units

Human resources strategies are critical to all businesses. This course will provide students with valuable information that helps comprehend how organizations obtain, maintain and retain their human resources. Current legal regulations are also explored.

BAL 309   Financial Management of Businesses   3 Units

This course will introduce students to financial management principles based the analysis of financial statements. The concepts of cash flow, liquidity, debt obligation, and profitability will be examined from the strategic management and operational environments. Prerequisite: BAL 331.

BAL 313   Leadership and Professional Development Seminar I   1 Unit

BAL 313, BAL 314 & BAL 315 will introduce students to innovative leadership and management topics like, but not limited to, Connective Leadership, Strengths Based Leadership, Corporate Social Responsibility, resume writing and interviewing skills.

BAL 314   Leadership and Professional Development Seminar II   1 Unit

BAL 313, BAL 314 & BAL 315 will introduce students to innovative leadership and management topics like, but not limited to, Connective Leadership, Strengths Based Leadership, Corporate Social Responsibility, resume writing and interviewing skills. Prerequisite: BAL 313.

BAL 315   Leadership and Professional Development Seminar III   1 Unit

BAL 313, BAL 314 & BAL 315 will introduce students to innovative leadership and management topics like, but not limited to, Connective Leadership, Strengths Based Leadership, Corporate Social Responsibility, resume writing and interviewing skills. Prerequisites: BAL 313 and BAL 314.

BAL 321   Writing and Communication in the Workplace   3 Units

In every profession, different forms of communication are an important aspect of effective execution. This course explores the basics of good writing, including the proper application of grammar and APA style rules. Written, oral and non-verbal communication will be covered in depth. The use of technology to access and share information is also examined.

BAL 331   Financial Accounting   3 Units

Introduces principles, concepts, and procedures of financial accounting essential to the preparation, understanding, and interpretation of accounting information. Includes the study of financial statements, journal transactions, investments in property, plant and equipment and depreciation.

BAL 332   Managerial Accounting   3 Units

Introduces the concepts of managing through the use of accounting information. Topics include the basic accounting equation, financial statement structure, the accounting cycle, costing, equity financing & asset valuation.

BAL 415   International Business   3 Units

This course explores the many dimensions of doing business in a global environment. Students will examine the opportunities and skills required to successfully compete in a global marketplace while completing an international business proposal.

BAL 420   Managing Today's Worker   3 Units

Current management theories are explored as students study the various aspects of managing today’s diverse workforce, managing within common organizational structures, and managing change.

BAL 425   Operations Management   3 Units

This course focuses on quantitative models for managing operations. Topics include process analysis, optimizing cash flow, supply chain management, and enhancing quality and mitigating risks in manufacturing and customer service.

BAL 430   Marketing for Results   3 Units

An overview of marketing management and research introduces the concepts of market based decisions. Students will develop skills in preparing a marketing plan based upon a solid understanding of market variables.

BAL 440   Business Strategies For Success   3 Units

This course focuses on strategic business analysis. Students will develop skills to create business value through learning the topics of operational, financial, defensive and market based strategies.

BAL 450   Business Leadership Strategies   3 Units

This course introduces leadership theories and practices and provides an understanding of how these theories are used in business today. Students will examine leadership and its effect on organizations while developing a personal leadership development plan and complete a project focused on the application of these theories to a business problem.

BAL 460   Social Media and the New Economy   3 Units

This course explores how social media is changing the economic landscape and introduces students to channel marketing, managing company product and image, creating virtual communities and advertising in the social media space. Students will learn how companies are using social networks and blogs to generate interest in their products or service offerings.